24 Feb '12, 10pm

500 Billion Tons of Land Ice Melting Each Year

500 Billion Tons of Land Ice Melting Each Year

GRACE weighs everything and the scientists subtract the effect of changes in the Earth’s crust or stored water, which introduces the possibility of error. The new study considers changes in melt lakes, plus underground water storage and erosion and conclude that they don’t make a big difference. The effect of rising or sinking rock due to tectonic activity or changes in glaciers is included by the scientists using a computer model – if this is found to make mistakes then the results could change (possibly drastically) in future. This is why other measurements are needed to confirm these results, and why other methods are often considered more reliable than GRACE only measurements.

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/02/24/500-billion-tons-of-land...

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